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Oppenheimer aviation company Fireblade wants the Department of Home Affairs to investigate "evidence" of the Gupta family’s efforts to hijack its plans to operate a luxury international terminal at OR Tambo airport. Fireblade has gone to court to review Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba’s decision to reject its application. In an affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, Fireblade director Robbie Irons said the department "displays no concern that, on evidence presented in the founding papers and not gainsaid in any of the answering papers, the Guptas consider themselves able to control Minister Gigaba’s decision on a matter of national interest". The Oppenheimers want to offer on-site immigration and customs services at their fixed-base operation (FBO) for corporate jets. They blame the Guptas for Gigaba’s refusal to grant them the necessary approvals. "One might have expected [the department] to investigate the circumstances in which the Guptas believe themselves ...

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